Free Shipping! What?

Banner showing Free Stampin' Up! shippingWhoa! Stampin- Up! is offering Free Shipping? Yes,from midnight tonight until 11:59 pm Dec 11, all orders have free shipping. Now is the perfect time to stock up on cardstock, ink refills, adhesives, and those stamp sets you have been waiting to order. The more you spend, the more you will save in shipping. The free shipping also applies to items in the End-Of-Year Sale. Check out these items here. When you order use this host code JW3JHNZX and receive a Thank you gift from me. So…get ready…get set…and go at midnight tonight!

Another Chance Reserve The Stamparatus!

Stamparatus headerLast month we could order this wonderful new tool for precision stamping but the quantity available sold out in 15 minutes! Wow…15 minutes! Stampin’ Up! was astounded by the huge response to this new tool so they have changed their plan to release it.

The new window for reserving a Stamparatus opens tomorrow, Dec 5 and will be open until Dec 30 no matter how many items are reserved. Then reservations will be closed until the new 2018 Annual Catalog comes out when you will be able to order them from the catalog. Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced). Therefore get your reservation on Dec 5!

Watch this video to see the benefits of the Stamparatus if you don’t already know about it.

Year-End Reduction Sale!

Header for Year-end Sales EventDecember 1 – January 2, Stampin’ Up! has put on sale items that have excess quantities. The discount price is only for a selected quantity of selected items. When that quantity sells out, the price will go back up to its regular price. So check out these items NOW to benefit from the discount. Click on the images to go to my online store. When you order, use the December host code JW3JHNZX and I’ll send you a gift for ordering.

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Back From On Stage Live!

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The most exciting new product from Stampin’ Up! is the Stamparatus! Oh my goodness! We all went crazy when they demonstrated this new and innovative way to precisely position stamps on multiple cards at On Stage Live. The Misti is well-known by many stampers but Stampin’ Up! did not want to just sell Mistis, they designed an over-the-top product to accurately position stamps. Not only does it do this but so much more! Check out this video by Stampin’ Up! to introduce the Stamparatus.

So you are excited like I am?  I was all ready to order one the day after I got home from On Stage. However, Stampin’ Up! is trying a new way to launch a new product. They are trying a reservation system. There are three reservation windows:

  • November 16 at 2 pm MT – November 30, 2017 with delivery date approximately Feb 1, 2018
  • December 5 – 30, 2017 with delivery approximately March 19, 2018
  • January 15 – 30, 2018 with delivery approximately April 15, 2018

The price of the Stamparatus is $49 USD/$65 CAD. You have to provide credit card information at the time you make the reservation but it won’t be charged until the Stamparatus is shipped. You may participate in all three reservation  windows but can only order one at a time. Click here after 2 pm on Nov 16 to place your reservation.

On My Mailing List???

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If not…you have already missed 4 weeks of my 12 Weeks of Christmas gift to my subscribers. Each Wednesday I sent an exclusive Christmas tutorial for a card, gift, or wrap/tag for my subscribers to make. But you have to be a subscriber. The sign up box is right over there image of arrow  Do it now so you don’t miss out!

How to Make Multiple Cards Efficiently

It’s time to get started on making your Christmas cards and you have at least 50 you want to send to family and friends. How can you get them created as quickly as possible. I have a few hints for you.

  • Choose a fairly easy design, especially a clean and simple one with a lot of space that has nothing in it except for maybe some dry embossing or designer series paper for the background and a fairly simple focal point.
  • Cut all your card bases at one time.
  • Stamp all your images at one time and then color them and cut them out at one time.
  • Do all the scoring you need at one time.
  • Cut out any die-cuts at one time.
  • Gather any embellishments and have them on hand.
  • Tie all the bows you will need at one time.
  • Then proceed to assemble the cards doing the same step on all the cards and then do the next step on all the cards.

The photo above shows these steps except that this particular card is not a Clean and Simple card. But the steps taken are the same. On the left are the card bases cut and scored. In the middle are all the images stamped and ready to be colored and fussy cut. The greeting has been stamped and will be diecut. As you can see, I have already die-cut two sets of dragonflies. When the pieces are all put together, I will have 15 of this beautiful wiper card created for a swap. I hope this helps you take some of the stress out of making multiple copies of a card.

Wiper card created with Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and Swan Lake stamp set

Order Stampin’ Blends Beginning Nov 1!

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Whoohoo! Stampin’ Up! just announced that customers can begin ordering the Stampin’ Blends November 1st. These are alcohol markers in Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors. Unlike Copic markers, you don’t have to be a color scientist to create beautiful works of art with the Stampin’ Blends. You already are familiar with the colors and know what colors go well together. To simplify things, the Blends come in a light and dark version of each color offered. They are similar to the Stampin’ Blendabilities which were pulled from the market due to manufacturing design issues but these Blends have been tested more thoroughly and the design of the pens revamped to correct the pitfalls of the Blendabilities. Another benefit of these Blends is that the price of each color has been reduced from the price the Blendabilities were. Check out the video below.

The colors being offered at this time are

  • Night of Navy
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Pool Party
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Calypso Coral
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Old Olive
  • Smoky Slate
  • Crumb Cake
  • Bronze
  • Ivory
  • Color Lifter

Stampin’ Blends Here for Demos Only

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What are Stampin’ Blends? They are new and improved alcohol markers in some of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors. After much research and testing, they are being release to demonstrators only for purchase. At a later date once demonstrators have used them a while, they will also be available to customers. The thing is though, you need to be a demonstrator and order these by the end of tomorrow. They can be included in your demonstrator starter kit. If you have been thinking about becoming a demonstrator to grow your own business or to just be able to order for yourself at a discount, I’d love to have you join me in this exciting journey. Click on the image above for more information and to sign up. I’ll give you as much support or as little as you want in this journey.

Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin Today!

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Why you ask? Because you have to be signed up by the 10th of October to receive October’s Paper Pumpkin. And why do I want to get it? Watch this video to find out!

If you are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, by subscribing you will receive a box in the mail with all the supplies you need except for scissors and adhesive to put together cute/beautiful/quick projects. The estimated time for each project is about 30 min and the box includes a detailed picture tutorial for the project. There are usually extra pieces left over for you to use on your own creations. The ink and stamp set are included with the project. You can postpone a month or drop at any time as long as you have done so by the 10th of the month. Now is a great time to join since time for crafting becomes scarce as the holiday preparations begin. To subscribe click this link and choose me as your demonstrator if you don’t already have one. https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/

Today is last day to save 15%

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Today is the last day to save 15% on selected stamp sets and the note card/envelopes in the World Card Making Day sale. The Fast Fuze sold out last week but Stampin’ Up! promises to have another sale on it when there is sufficient inventory again. Stay tuned for an announcement on that. The stamp sets that are on sale coordinate with the designer series papers that are included in the October dsp sale. Check out the list of stamps and the note cards below and then place your order today. Use the October host code and receive a gift from me.

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